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  • Check tyres after long trips for improved road safety
    Apr 13, 2015 Press Releases

    Check tyres after long trips for improved road…

    The more than 40% increase in road accidents over the 2015 Easter holidays, with a recorded 208 car accidents nationally and 287 fatalities, compared to the 148 crashes and 193 fatalities nationally during this period in 2014, puts the pressure on… more...
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  • TransUnion develops innovative technology to simplify dealer stock processing
    Apr 13, 2015 Press Releases

    TransUnion develops innovative technology to…

    The TransUnion 1Check app delivers a unique value proposition for dealers through its Stock Loader feature. 13 April 2015 – Johannesburg; TransUnion Auto Information Solutions and Digital Solutions Group added a new feature to the highly successful… more...
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  • Murray Price, managing director of Eqstra Fleet Management
    Apr 13, 2015 Press Releases

    FUEL PRICE TRENDS IN AFRICA

    For companies operating large fleets in Africa, budgeting for fuel has become increasingly difficult as rapidly changing oil prices and currency fluctuations play their part. Fuel accounts for between 42% and 48% of fleet operating costs, and in… more...
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  • GROWTH LEADS TO SENIOR APPOINTMENTS AT PETERSON
    Apr 13, 2015 Press Releases

    GROWTH LEADS TO SENIOR APPOINTMENTS AT PETERSON

    Peterson, the international energy logistics provider, has appointed Loek Sakkers as director of projects and Stephen McCrindle as supply chain manager, within its offshore business. These new positions have been created in response to growth within… more...
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  • STANLEY® is re-invigorated globally as the brand debuts a new identity
    Apr 09, 2015 Press Releases

    STANLEY® is re-invigorated globally as the brand…

    Stanley Black & Decker has recently undergone an exciting brand refresh for its STANLEY® branded products in the Construction and DIY (CDIY) category, modernising one of the most recognisable brands in the world. The new brand identity exemplifies… more...
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  • General Motors names BASF 2014 Supplier of the Year
    Apr 09, 2015 Press Releases

    General Motors names BASF 2014 Supplier of the…

    BASF`s Coatings division offers the innovative solutions that GM needs BASF received General Motors’ (GM) Supplier of the Year Award for the 10th time in the past 13 years. The award was presented to Joe Schmondiuk, Vice President of Global Accounts… more...
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  • Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance expand cooperation to 1-ton pickup trucks
    Apr 08, 2015 Press Releases

    Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance expand…

    Nissan and Daimler to jointly develop midsize pickup truck Mercedes-Benz pickup to share some of the architecture with the all-new Nissan NP300 Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be engineered and designed by Daimler to meet specific needs of its customers… more...
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  • ...the Lion launches a bistro
    Apr 03, 2015 Press Releases

    The PEUGEOT Foodtruck: the Lion launches a bistro

    PEUGEOT unveiled its take on the food truck on 2 April, at a special preview hosted by popular Paris event venue Le Carreau du Temple. The vehicle combines innovative new experiences to deliver high-quality food on the go. The PEUGEOT Foodtruck was… more...
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  • Goodyear Road Safety Advice: Upcoming Easter Holidays
    Apr 03, 2015 Press Releases

    Goodyear Road Safety Advice: Upcoming Easter…

    "Where there is DAMAGE, DON'T" Research indicates that badly maintained or damaged tyres are among one of the most widespread factors contributing to accidents in South Africa. Tyres are undoubtedly the most critical safety component on a vehicle as… more...
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  • Smart factory = smart business at WIN Automation EURASIA 2015
    Apr 02, 2015 Events

    Smart factory = smart business at WIN Automation…

    Industrie 4.0 in the spotlight at Eurasia’s leading industrial trade fair Hannover/Istanbul. Robotic arms that mimic animals, unmanned vehicles racing through warehouses, and energy-saving pump systems represent a sample of the Industrie 4.0… more...
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  • Big opportunities for South African manufacturers in Africa
    Apr 02, 2015 Events

    Big opportunities for South African manufacturers…

    With growth rates exceeding those in the developed world – at an average of between 4 and 5% between 2002 and 2014 – African countries provide investors with ample reason to tap into booming consumer demand. With relative ease of access to… more...
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  • EQSTRA WINS LINDT & Sprüngli FLEET CONTRACT
    Apr 02, 2015 Press Releases

    EQSTRA WINS LINDT & Sprüngli FLEET CONTRACT

    Eqstra Fleet Management has been awarded a Full Maintenance Lease contract by Lindt & Sprüngli (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd for a period of 3 years. The contract includes maintenance, tyres, roadside assistance for mechanical and electrical towing,… more...
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  • EXPRO WINS SECOND ENI SAFETY AWARD
    Apr 02, 2015 Press Releases

    EXPRO WINS SECOND ENI SAFETY AWARD

    Leading international oilfield services company, Expro, has been presented with the eni safety award for well testing services at a ceremony held on 30 March 2015 in San Donato, Milan. This marks the second consecutive year Expro has won the award,… more...
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  • AVIS ANNOUNCED AS KASI STAR BRAND WINNER
    Apr 02, 2015 Press Releases

    AVIS ANNOUNCED AS KASI STAR BRAND WINNER

    Avis has been recognised as the leader in the Car Hire (Business and Personal) Category in the 2015/2016 KASI Star Brands Survey which was announced on Thursday 19 March 2015 at the Sowetan Hotel. KASI Star Brands, are brands that are used most… more...
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  • Automotive Engineering Show to create a collaborative platform for technology and auto sector players in auto hub of Chennai
    Apr 02, 2015 Events

    Automotive Engineering Show to create a…

    Dedicated to expanding existing capacities and developing new production units, the Indian automobile industry witnessed investments to the tune of Rs. 22,000 crore in 2012. Three years on, the sector continues to look at boosting investments in… more...
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  • German laser industry shows more encouraging dynamics than the global market trend 2014, branch on the road to further success
    Apr 02, 2015 Press Releases

    German laser industry shows more encouraging…

    According to data compiled by the German Engineering Federation VDMA, Laser and Laser Systems division, companies represented at German locations crossed a magic boundary for the first time by producing laser-based manufacturing systems which exceed… more...
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  • Professor Douglas Boateng
    Mar 31, 2015 Events

    Unisa SBL professor to speak on negotiating…

    Professor Douglas Boateng, Africa’s first Extraordinary Professor for supply and value chain management at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) will deliver a public lecture at the SBL on his findings from global purposeful… more...
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  • Fuel-efficient lubricants: the answer for the increase in fuel levy
    Mar 31, 2015 Press Releases

    Fuel-efficient lubricants: the answer for the…

    The recent increase in the fuel price confirms speculation that the run of lower fuel prices in South Africa may be coming to an end. The announcement of the 30.5 cents a litre increase in the fuel levy by the Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene… more...
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  • Mercedes-Benz Vans to launch midsize pickup
    Mar 30, 2015 Press Releases

    Mercedes-Benz Vans to launch midsize pickup

    Expansion of product range for sustained global growth Market for midsize pickups primed for first model from a premium manufacturer Mercedes-Benz to enter the high-volume midsize segment before end of decade Main markets: Latin America, South… more...
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  • The Easter Holidays means busier roads
    Mar 27, 2015 Press Releases

    The Easter Holidays means busier roads

    IMPERIAL Road Safety Highway Patrol will be out in full force With the Easter holidays a few days away, where many people will head off on holiday to enjoy the last bits of the warmer weather, Niki Cronje, Group Marketing at IMPERIAL believes that… more...
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  • FAW prepares to bring a Tiger to South Africa
    Mar 27, 2015 Press Releases

    FAW prepares to bring a Tiger to South Africa

    FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd has started ramping up production of a new FAW medium-weight truck range, dubbed the Tiger, to be introduced onto the local and southern African markets in May. Building on their impressive record of ‘firsts’… more...
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  • Auto Component Sector Endorses INDUTEC
    Mar 24, 2015 Events

    Auto Component Sector Endorses INDUTEC

    Two high-profile motor industry associations are the latest organisations to endorse the SA Industry and Technology Fair (INDUTEC). Members of the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) are major contributors… more...
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  • Altech Netstar Assures Quality with ISO9001:2008 Certification
    Mar 24, 2015 Press Releases

    Altech Netstar Assures Quality with ISO9001:2008…

    Altech Netstar, part of the Altron TMT group, became one of only two telematics companies in South Africa to receive ISO9001:2008 certification after implementing a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) throughout the organisation during… more...
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  • A close up photos showing the load strap attachment device
    Mar 24, 2015 Press Releases

    Serco Introduces Load strapping for Shoprite

    Serco has sourced and fitted unique strapping system to secure pallets, trolleys and general cargo in new trailers delivered to Shoprite. MD Clinton Holcroft said Shoprite approached Serco for a solution to the challenge of securing mix loads of… more...
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  • H100 Bakkie rolls off local assembly line in Hyundai factory
    Mar 24, 2015 Press Releases

    H100 Bakkie rolls off local assembly line in…

    The Commercial Vehicles Division of Hyundai Automotive South Africa has begun production of the popular H100 Bakkie from its assembly plant in Benoni on the East Rand - little more than 6 months after the factory was opened in September 2014 for the… more...
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  • Emanuel Matthaei (50) as the new Sales & Marketing Director on February 1, 2015.
    Mar 23, 2015 Press Releases

    New Sales & Marketing Director for CLARK Europe

    Duisburg, March 6, 2015 – CLARK Europe appointed Emanuel Matthaei (50) as the new Sales & Marketing Director on February 1, 2015. In his new function he will manage all sales and marketing activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Emanuel… more...
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  • MAN launches its first Carbon-Neutral Assembly Plant
    Mar 23, 2015 Press Releases

    MAN launches its first Carbon-Neutral Assembly…

    March 17, 2015 - MAN Truck & Bus (S.A.) (Pty) Ltd has officially announced the conversion of its Pinetown assembly plant to solar power. The complete truck and bus-chassis assembly plant is now capable of operating entirely off solar energy and is… more...
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  • MAN Awards Top Dealers
    Mar 23, 2015 Press Releases

    MAN Awards Top Dealers

    MAN Truck & Bus (S.A.) (Pty) Ltd announced the winners of its Dealer of the year Awards 2015 at a gala event held at Kievits Kroon Country Estate on 13 March 2015. The Awards form part of MAN’s ongoing Network Development Programme where strategic… more...
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  • Petro.t.ex Africa: Addressing SA’s Challenges
    Mar 19, 2015 Events

    Petro.t.ex Africa: Addressing SA’s Challenges

    Africa’s petroleum and petrochemical industry faces many challenges, including climate change issues, fuel security and the falling oil price. These will be addressed at the upcoming Petro.t.ex Conference and Exhibition, a major mid- and down-stream… more...
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  • Greater Energy Efficiency for Continental Tyre South Africa
    Mar 19, 2015 Press Releases

    Greater Energy Efficiency for Continental Tyre…

    R65 million investments in new coal boiler house project Reduction of 60% in steam generation costs 9 Mega Watts of power saved per hour PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 18 March, 2015 - As part of its continuous drive to reduce energy costs in the… more...
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  • Export councils could help to boost local export volumes
    Mar 18, 2015 Press Releases

    Export councils could help to boost local export…

    By Shane de Beer, Sales and Marketing Director at TNT International Express Export councils could play a more active role in helping to remove bottlenecks and barriers to entry to export markets and this would have a major impact on the South… more...
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  • {gallery}volvodoty{/gallery}  The Volvo Group Southern Africa, which markets and sells the Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks brands in the region, recently named their top performing dealers. The company’s Aftermarket Dealer of the Year award was presented to Volvo Truck Centre Upington, while Volvo Truck Centre Bloemfontein walked away with top honours in the Sales Dealer of the Year category.  “The past 18 months have certainly been eventful for Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks, as we successfully launched new product line-ups for both brands during this period,” said Christian Coolsaet, managing director of Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks SA. “Both brands experienced their best sales performance to date during 2014, so we are very excited about the future of Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks in the region.”  Coolsaet said the company’s focus is very much on supporting their customers every step of the way, and providing them with quality service, advice and products that adds profit and value to their businesses over the long term.    “That is the reason why when we determined our top dealers, we also took into consideration the dealers’ customer satisfaction scores, as our customers’ opinions are the ones that truly count,” said Coolsaet.  Both Volvo Truck Centre Bloemfontein and Upington grew their businesses exponentially during 2014 – a mean feat if one considers the relatively flat market growth of the local commercial vehicle industry last year.  According to Iain McCabe, general manager of retail development Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks SA, they have been working hard to ensure the continuous improvement of their dealer network.  “As the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, we focus a lot of attention on aspects such as advanced training, the innovative use of technology, communication, financial and business guidance, as well the implementation of international best practices, in order to enhance our dealers’ service to our customers,” said McCabe.  By the end of 2015, the company will have a dealer footprint of 26 dealers in South Africa, which will be a 100% growth in the last three years.  The company opened a new dealership in Harrismith in November 2014, and is in the process of completing a new multi-million Rand facility in Bloemfontein.  “With the Volvo Group being on the cutting edge of innovation in the commercial vehicle industry, we are leading the way in supporting fleet owners in a modern and very practical way,” said Coolsaet. “These innovations include telematics gateways, interactive driver mobile applications and advanced fleet management systems.”  Going into the future, it will become more and more imperative for truck manufacturers to explore and understand a region’s local operating environment, and subsequently adapt their business approaches to meet African fleet owners’ precise transport requirements.    “Operating in the region for over 13 years, we believe that we are able to meet these unique requirements and offer local customers the best transport solutions available – ones that makes a tangible difference to their businesses in real time,” concluded Coolsaet.
    Mar 18, 2015 Press Releases

    Volvo Announces Top Dealers

    The Volvo Group Southern Africa, which markets and sells the Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks brands in the region, recently named their top performing dealers. The company’s Aftermarket Dealer of the Year award was presented to Volvo Truck Centre… more...
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  • Freedom7 ! FreedomWON brings you their green brand's 7th Electric Conversion
    Mar 16, 2015 Press Releases

    Freedom7 ! FreedomWON brings you their green…

    Before Team-FreedomWON embarks on our epic PURE ELECTRIC drive road trip in Freedom7 (from Krugersdorp to Cape Town) and deliver our electric engineered baby to its keen owner, please feel free to pop in any time to test drive, crit and click this… more...
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  • Ford's new Transit Connect, Tourneo Connect Built To Carry Loads of All Shapes and Sizes
    Mar 16, 2015 Press Releases

    Ford's new Transit Connect, Tourneo Connect Built…

    New Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect offer exceptional fuel efficiency, load carrying, durability and flexibility Expands Ford's range of commercial vehicles and people movers, featuring 2014 International Van of the Year - Transit Connect… more...
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  • Off-road driving: when the going gets rough
    Mar 16, 2015 Press Releases

    Off-road driving: when the going gets rough

    As Africa’s economic growth continues to grow faster than anywhere else, South Africans expanding their businesses beyond the border know to look to Africa. Despite Africa’s huge economic growth, it still faces major challenges with infrastructure… more...
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  • After 20 years, Sprinter continues to set the standard
    Mar 16, 2015 Press Releases

    After 20 years, Sprinter continues to set the…

    First van to define an entire segment One of the most successful vans globally JOHANNESBURG - On 23 January 1995 the first 500 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans left the plant in Düsseldorf. It was the beginning of a success story that remains difficult… more...
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  • Cleaning-up while training up SMMEs – a perfect formula for the City of Tshwane and New GX Enviro with their FAW trucks.
    Mar 11, 2015 Press Releases

    Cleaning-up while training up SMMEs – a perfect…

    The litter-free streets of Atteridgeville, Lotus Gardens and Olievenhoutbosch have caught the attention of the media and public alike. Even John Robbie of Radio 702 tweeted on how clean these townships of the City of Tshwane were: “What have they… more...
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  • Reaching New Frontiers with SAAFF Congress 2015!
    Mar 11, 2015 Events

    Reaching New Frontiers with SAAFF Congress 2015!

    New opportunities, new content, new activities, new networking opportunities – these are just some of the exciting additions that delegates to the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF)’s annual Congress can look forward to this… more...
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  • 5TH ANNUAL GLOBAL LEADERS-OHS WEEK CONFERENCE
    Mar 11, 2015 Events

    5TH ANNUAL GLOBAL LEADERS-OHS WEEK CONFERENCE

    6-7 MAY 2015 MANILA, PHILIPPINES-LIMITED SEATS LEFT G.L.O.W in its 5th year of running will be an ideal platform for health and safety professionals to be up to date on the latest challenges, changes and developments that are bound to implicate OHS… more...
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  • Choosing an ERP system that will support your drive to go global
    Mar 11, 2015 Press Releases

    Choosing an ERP system that will support your…

    By Thabo Ndlela, Director at IFS Africa Large South African companies have firmly established themselves as giant players in the global markets for the products and services they provide. From mining and heavy industry to energy and petrochemicals,… more...
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  • MV AGUSTA PUTS OUT A CHALLENGE THE 800 RR 3 CYLINDER VERSUS ANY 1000 4 CYLINDER COMPETITOR
    Mar 11, 2015 Press Releases

    MV AGUSTA PUTS OUT A CHALLENGE THE 800 RR 3…

    This is one shoot out that most superbike riders would like to see happen, to this day it has never happened, the MV Agusta factory say the new 800 RR’s will certainly clean up in a full shoot out test. After all that’s exactly why they created the… more...
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  • Registration documents for METAV 2016 sent out
    Mar 10, 2015 Press Releases

    Registration documents for METAV 2016 sent out

    Nomenclature expanded – synergetic effects anticipated Frankfurt am Main, 9 March 2015. – The METAV 2016 –19th International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies – will be opening its doors in Düsseldorf from 23 to 27 February 2016, under the… more...
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  • AfriMold Acquisition Boosts INDUTEC Expo
    Mar 09, 2015 Press Releases

    AfriMold Acquisition Boosts INDUTEC Expo

    Africa’s leading exhibitions company, Exhibition Management Services (EMS), has acquired the well-established AfriMold exhibition brand, which becomes a component show of the comprehensive South African Industry and Technology Fair (INDUTEC). The… more...
    Editor 56
  • To-do-Lists – how to automatically manage them to build brand capital and customer satisfaction
    Mar 09, 2015 Press Releases

    To-do-Lists – how to automatically manage them to…

    There is a well-known adage, that says: ‘if you want to get something done, give it to someone who is already busy’. Busy people find smarter ways to do things, quicker and often more effectively. But not everyone can multi-task or remember… more...
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  • Dachser South Africa launches head office, sales and logistics centre with multi-user warehouse facility
    Mar 06, 2015 Press Releases

    Dachser South Africa launches head office, sales…

    On Wednesday evening, 25 February, Dachser South Africa celebrated the official launch and roof wetting of the company’s new head office, sales and logistics centre including an extended multi-user warehouse facility in Pomona, Kempton Park. This… more...
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  • Daimler Trucks & Buses South Africa introduces two new bus products as part of 2015 product offensive
    Mar 05, 2015 Press Releases

    Daimler Trucks & Buses South Africa introduces…

    Award-winning FUSO Canter Bus poised to be the future of mobility Mercedes-Benz introduces the versatile MidiBus chassis FUSO Trucks SA and Mercedes-Benz Bus & Coach - both wholly owned by Daimler AG - are optimistic about the future of their… more...
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  • See global and local infosec gurus in action at ITWeb Security Summit 2015 AND gain access at the early-bird discount.
    Mar 05, 2015 Events

    See global and local infosec gurus in action at…

    The 10th annual ITWeb Security Summit continues to build on its legacy as the definitive event for information security professionals. The emphasis is on ensuring you get a comprehensive view on protecting your company while doing business locally,… more...
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  • The legislative impact of the amendments to the Labour Relations Act on the fleet industry
    Mar 05, 2015 Press Releases

    The legislative impact of the amendments to the…

    On 1 January 2015, the significant amendments to the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA), came into effect. Subsequently the South African fleet industry will have to comply with the stipulations contained therein. According to Hugo Pienaar,… more...
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  • TITAN UTTO ZF
    Mar 05, 2015 Press Releases

    Fuchs Axle and Wet Brakes Gear Oil

    Fuchs Lubricants TITAN UTTO ZF is aspecialised UTTO (Universal Tractor Transmission Oil) for ZF axles with limited slip differentials and axles which operate under high thermal conditions as experienced in the mining and construction industries in… more...
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  • MiX Telematics Newsletter (March 2015)
    Mar 05, 2015 Press Releases

    MiX Telematics Newsletter (March 2015)

    New customers won in Brazil Three fleet organisations in Brazil – from different industries – have recently elected to implement a MiX Telematics solution to boost efficiency and safety within their transport fleets. Transkuba will now monitor in… more...
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  • FOTON EVALUATING SAUVANA SUV FOR POSSIBLE INTRODUCTION TO SA
    Mar 05, 2015 Press Releases

    FOTON EVALUATING SAUVANA SUV FOR POSSIBLE…

    Foton Auto South Africa is currently evaluating a medium/large size SUV based on its Tunland premium one-ton pick-up for possible introduction to the local market. The SUV, which has been named Sauvana, was shown for the first time at the Guangzhou… more...
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  • Imperial Auto dealerships clean up at annual awards
    Mar 03, 2015 Press Releases

    Imperial Auto dealerships clean up at annual…

    It’s awards season in the local motoring industry, and several Imperial Auto dealerships have been honoured by the brands that they represent, highlighting the outstanding customer service that has become synonymous with the group. The Imperial Auto… more...
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  • WIN Automation EURASIA 2015: Turkey’s hotspot for industrial sales
    Mar 03, 2015 Press Releases

    WIN Automation EURASIA 2015: Turkey’s hotspot for…

    Four key industry sectors at one location Bridge to new business in the Balkans, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa Hannover. Turkey is the hub of Southern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the former Soviet republics – a region that… more...
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  • 2015 Manufacturing Indaba draws near as manufacturing revitalisation gets underway in Ekurhuleni
    Mar 03, 2015 Press Releases

    2015 Manufacturing Indaba draws near as…

    1 March 2015 - Premier David Makhura said in his recent State of the Province Address that the Gauteng provincial government, together with the Ekurhuleni Metro and national government, would undertake 29 industrial initiatives (under the banner of… more...
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  • How to save a life
    Feb 26, 2015 Press Releases

    How to save a life

    First aid in a collision Picture a scene where a serious head on collision occurs a few meters in front of you. One person has a serious neck wound and is losing blood. The other driver is unconscious and the car looks like it is at risk of catching… more...
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  • Mohammed Noushad from Bakers Transport received one of the high cube dry freight bodies from Tyrone Deyes of Serco.
    Feb 26, 2015 Press Releases

    Serco increases efficiencies for Bakers Transport…

    Bakers Transport have ordered 20 high cube dry freight bodies from Serco after their prime requirement of increasing volumetric loading space was met. Serco prides itself in ensuring customer satisfaction by going the extra mile to develop practical… more...
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  • AVIS’ approach to budget car rental acquisition
    Feb 26, 2015 Press Releases

    AVIS’ approach to budget car rental acquisition

    We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the progress of Avis taking over the Budget Car Rental brand in southern Africa. The highlights are as follows: We will manage and operate both the Avis and Budget Brands with… more...
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  • Bridgestone in commercial tyre revamp
    Feb 26, 2015 Press Releases

    Bridgestone in commercial tyre revamp

    Bridgestone South Africa has announced changes to its commercial tyre operations. From 2 March 2015, sales and distribution of all new and retreaded truck, bus and earth mover tyres will be spearheaded by a newly-formed company within the… more...
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  • MOBICEL: SMALL BEGINNINGS, BIG FUTURE
    Feb 24, 2015 Press Releases

    MOBICEL: SMALL BEGINNINGS, BIG FUTURE

    A family run business, barely eight years old, and already Mobicel has become one of the fastest phone and tablet suppliers in South Africa. What began as a leap of faith in 2007 has flourished into a company that’s steadily racking up one… more...
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  • Hino Parow (from left) are Hennie Marx, Franchise Executive; Ashley Karra, Service Manager; Wayne Coetzee, Parts Manager; Wouter Nel, Dealer Principal, and Steven du Plessis, Sales Manager.
    Feb 24, 2015 Press Releases

    HINO DEALER OF THE YEAR TITLE GOES TO CAPE FOR…

    The Hino SA Dealer of the Year title has gone to the Cape for the first time with the laurels for 2014 going to Hino Parow. Dealer principal Wouter Nel is justifiably very proud of his team which has broken the stranglehold dealers outside the Cape… more...
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  • Avis Fleet Services positions for growth with Sage ERP X3
    Feb 24, 2015 Press Releases

    Avis Fleet Services positions for growth with…

    Avis Fleet Services, a leader in vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions, has streamlined its day-to-day financial management processes and enhanced the quality of its financial reporting by implementing the Sage ERP X3 financial modules.… more...
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  • LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES CAN BE LOW ON SAFETY
    Feb 23, 2015 Blog

    LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES CAN BE LOW ON SAFETY

    Hi Folks … Yes – I know it’s Australia – but given our liking of and propensity to purchase ‘bakkies’ it is worth sharing the following information with our readers who are fleet owners. In the first half of 2014, 90 percent of new passenger… more...
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  • Re-instate your AEE certification before 31 August 2015 at a reduced fee
    Feb 23, 2015 Press Releases

    Re-instate your AEE certification before 31…

    So you sat through your gruelling Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) training and sweated through your exam… many moons ago. You passed, successfully applied for international Certification as an energy professional with a qualification… more...
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  • We look forward to seeing you at Air Cargo Africa 2015
    Feb 23, 2015 Press Releases

    We look forward to seeing you at Air Cargo Africa…

    This conference takes place at Emperors Palace next week, and includes presentations and exhibitions by a host of global and local industry specialists. Come and see us at the Dube TradePort Exhibition Stand 1A. For more information about the event,… more...
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  • Top performing dealers scoop awards at the Iveco Dealership Conference and Gala Dinner
    Feb 23, 2015 Press Releases

    Top performing dealers scoop awards at the Iveco…

    The Iveco Dealership Conference held on the 21st and 22nd of January at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton culminated in a gala dinner recognising the company’s top talent andoutstanding sales performance. More than 30 dealers attended the event, with the… more...
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  • APC Storage Solutions SA enhances automobile parts distribution centre
    Feb 19, 2015 Press Releases

    APC Storage Solutions SA enhances automobile…

    APC Storage Solutions SA recently completed a turnkey storage solution installation for a new 7 500 m2 national parts distribution centre to be used by a large Japanese motor vehicle manufacturer in Midrand, Gauteng. The tailored solution had to… more...
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  • First National Battery brings innovation to underground mining
    Feb 19, 2015 Press Releases

    First National Battery brings innovation to…

    The South African mining industry is under immense pressure to find innovative and sustainable technological solutions for the challenges posed by the increasing depth of mining operations. “While a number of lighting developments have taken place… more...
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  • BASF doubles production capacity at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant
    Feb 19, 2015 Press Releases

    BASF doubles production capacity at its…

    Investment in high-performance milling and decanning equipment drives increased production throughput Allows for higher volumes of scrapped catalytic converter processing and increased efficiency of PGM recovery BASF has completed the installation… more...
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  • Spring bolts for trucks, trailers and buses
    Feb 18, 2015 Press Releases

    Spring bolts for trucks, trailers and buses

    Guaranteed quality has made the brand DT Spare Parts the leading brand in the international Independent Aftermarket for commercial vehicles. The complete range includes all required spare parts for trucks, trailers and buses, including all standard… more...
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  • Michael Frans, Head of Business Development: Business Operations Automotive at T-Systems in South Africa
    Feb 18, 2015 Blog

    Centralised data consolidation is key to…

    Information has become essential for improving efficiency and driving competitive edge across all industries. The transport and logistics sector is no exception, and as a result, telematics and transport management systems are increasingly being… more...
    Editor 57
  • BLACK+DECKER sponsors the Grand Build and DIY Theatre at Grand Designs Live
    Feb 17, 2015 Press Releases

    BLACK+DECKER sponsors the Grand Build and DIY…

    BLACK+DECKER recently announced a new global brand identity for its consumer branded power tools, outdoor power equipment, and home products. The new identity serves to reposition BLACK+DECKER as a brand for the home. As part of this positioning… more...
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  • Bridging the divide between fleet managers and drivers
    Feb 17, 2015 Press Releases

    Bridging the divide between fleet managers and…

    The relationship between drivers and fleet managers can often be challenging due to high productivity pressures and a lack of understanding regarding each side’s difficulties. The good news is that many local fleets have managed to overcome these… more...
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  • OPERATORS LOOK TO COST EFFECTIVE CREW TRANSFER METHODS IN LIGHT OF OIL PRICE DROP
    Feb 17, 2015 Press Releases

    OPERATORS LOOK TO COST EFFECTIVE CREW TRANSFER…

    With oil prices dropping, budgets in all areas of offshore operations, including crew transfers, are coming under pressure. The question that many operators are currently faced with is: how to cut costs but maintain a strong safety culture? The… more...
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  • Hammarsdale investment to boost tyre recycling in KZN
    Feb 17, 2015 Press Releases

    Hammarsdale investment to boost tyre recycling in…

    A multi-million rand investment in a rubber crumb manufacturing plant in Hammarsdale will take rubber tyre recycling to a whole new level in KwaZulu-Natal. Dr Mehran Zarrebini, head of British investment group PFE International which owns Van Dyck… more...
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  • Improving Competitiveness of South Africa
    Feb 17, 2015 Press Releases

    Improving Competitiveness of South Africa

    For many sub-Saharan countries, South Africa is often considered the ‘gateway’ to the African continent, and is currently in a strong position with regard to international shipping and trade - both into and from Africa. However, there are a number… more...
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  • (Left-to-Right) Barry MacColl (General Manager - Research, Testing and Development, Eskom), Honourable Naledi Pandor (Minister of the Department of Science and Technology), Dirk de Beer (Ctrack), Prof. Roy Marcus (Chairperson of the Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management)
    Feb 12, 2015 Press Releases

    The 2014 ‘Management of Technology’ Top 100 Award…

    Vehicle tracking, insurance telematics and fleet management solutions company DigiCore, with its Ctrack product range, recently won the Management of Technology Award in the Large Enterprise category at the Technology Top 100 Awards. The gala… more...
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  • Feb 12, 2015 Logistics News

    2015 Fuel Management Conference

    A study has shown that SA's fuel price is ranked 40th on the global league and fleet companies throughout the country are leveraging the benefits of alternative fuels to reduce fuel costs. The Fuel Management Conference which will be held at… more...
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  • New plug and play diagnostic device available from gps tracking solutions
    Feb 10, 2015 Press Releases

    New plug and play diagnostic device available…

    GPS Tracking Solutions, a company in the Eqstra Holdings Group, has introduced a new plug and play diagnostic device which utilises leading edge OBD II communication platform for data gathering. The device can read diagnostic information from the… more...
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  • 2015 off to a flying start, as FAW begins to build its own high-quality truck bodies
    Feb 09, 2015 Logistics News

    2015 off to a flying start, as FAW begins to…

    FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd has started the New Year with another milestone added to its already remarkable track record. The truck manufacturer has officially started up its own Body Shop facility, adjacent to the Coega-based Assembly… more...
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  • The rear of one of the trucks fitted with reverse cameras to assist ABI drivers
    Feb 09, 2015 Press Releases

    Reverse cameras assist ABI drivers

    Serco, in co-operation with its telematics partner, Ikhaya Automation, have fitted camera systems to 17 ABI trucks and trailers to assist drivers during reversing. Serco MD Clinton Holcroft said the use of camera’s as reverse aids was becoming… more...
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  • HINO LOOKING FOR INCREASED SALES IN 2015
    Feb 03, 2015 Press Releases

    HINO LOOKING FOR INCREASED SALES IN 2015

    Hino South Africa is taking a rather conservative view of the overall truck and bus market in 2015 and is forecasting about 2% growth on the 2014 figure of 31 544 units. However, despite this slow growth prediction for the overall market, Hino Vice… more...
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  • CeMAT teams up with “Empack” and “Label&Print” to offer extended coverage of packaging technology
    Feb 03, 2015 Press Releases

    CeMAT teams up with “Empack” and “Label&Print” to…

    – Deutsche MesseAG in new joint venture with Easyfairs Deutschland GmbH Hannover. With the incorporation of the two trade shows “Empack” and “Label&Print”, Deutsche Messe AG now offers more comprehensive coverage of packaging systems at CeMAT 2016.… more...
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  • Oliver Facey, Vice President of Operations for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa
    Feb 03, 2015 Press Releases

    DHL’s unusual deliveries in 2014

    From an East Africa based client’s weekly request for the delivery of a curry from his favorite local restaurant in Europe to a delivery that enabled a gold medal for a South African athlete During 2014, DHL Express (http://www.dpdhl.com) not only… more...
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  • Tough year ahead for fleet managers, but there's good news too
    Jan 29, 2015 Press Releases

    Tough year ahead for fleet managers, but there's…

    Heavy economic storm clouds lie ahead for the South African fleet industry in the coming year, but the good news is that many local fleet operators have not yet begun to fully utilise the modern tools and technologies that can help them to weather… more...
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  • QIC LOC asset management device
    Jan 27, 2015 Press Releases

    Monitor all assets in transit discretely and…

    As an increasing amount of merchandise is transported across the country, the risk of truck hijackings increases too. Fleet managers can combat this scourge with an innovative cargo tracking device available through QCIC. The QIC-LOC asset… more...
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  • Charles Brewer, Managing Director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa
    Jan 27, 2015 Press Releases

    DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa wins a record…

    61 external awards won across Sub Saharan Africa region, an increase of 178% from 2013 CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, January 26, 2015/ -- DHL Express (http://www.dpdhl.com), the world’s leading international express services provider, has won a record… more...
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  • ISUZU TRUCK SOUTH AFRICA PROVIDES A REALISTIC OUTLOOK FOR 2015
    Jan 23, 2015 Press Releases

    ISUZU TRUCK SOUTH AFRICA PROVIDES A REALISTIC…

    22 January 2015 – Having come out of an extremely tough 2014, Isuzu Trucks South Africa is geared up to face what is seemingly a more turbulent 2015. This was the overriding sentiment at the annual State of the Business update that was addressed by… more...
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  • A First for FAW as it kicks off 2015
    Jan 22, 2015 Press Releases

    A First for FAW as it kicks off 2015

    FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd has started the New Year with another “First”. A mere six months after opening its plant in Coega to assemble FAW trucks locally, the company has dispatched its first 5 export units to the FAW dealership in… more...
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  • Daimler Trucks sells nearly 500,000 trucks in 2014
    Jan 12, 2015 Press Releases

    Daimler Trucks sells nearly 500,000 trucks in 2014

    Deliveries above previous year level after eleven months Efforts in all regions offset for partly challenging market conditions Strong position in key markets expanded Technological leadership substantiated with autonomously driving Future Truck… more...
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  • Rory Schulz, new managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa
    Jan 12, 2015 Press Releases

    NEW MD FOR UD TRUCKS

    The Volvo Group Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Rory Schulz as the managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa. This permanent appointment became effective on 1 January 2015. Schulz has been with UD Trucks since 1991,… more...
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  • The changing face of the South African Automotive industry
    Jan 12, 2015 Press Releases

    The changing face of the South African Automotive…

    08 January 2014, Johannesburg – Sales in the automotive sector had a difficult year in 2014. After scaling to their third highest ever number in 2013, 2014 was more subdued and year-on-year domestic sales figures declined slightly by 0.7%*. The… more...
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  • DT Spare Parts defies the desert
    Dec 23, 2014 Press Releases

    DT Spare Parts defies the desert

    The brand supports partners in the Dakar Rally DT Spare Parts will be in at the start of the toughest desert rally in the world. When, in January 2015, the starting signal for the Dakar Rally is given, the brand will be supporting the Dutch… more...
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  • Beginning 2015 Hermann Beck will be the new Senior Executive Vice President of the ZF Division Industrial Technology and the major location Passau/Thyrnau.
    Dec 19, 2014 Press Releases

    ZF Management changes

    Hermann Beck succeeds Dr. Franz Kleiner With effect from January 2015, Hermann Beck, formerly Executive Vice President of the ZF business unit Off-Highway Systems, will succeed Dr. Franz Kleiner in his position as Senior Executive Vice President of… more...
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  • A global culture of sustainability
    Dec 18, 2014 Press Releases

    A global culture of sustainability

    GROHE believes in resource efficiency and social responsibility Sustainability at GROHE is a reflection of experience and expertise accumulated over many decades. Today the concept of sustainability is integral to all of the company’s processes and… more...
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  • Tensioner pulleys for trucks and buses
    Dec 17, 2014 Press Releases

    Tensioner pulleys for trucks and buses

    As a leading product brand in the Independent Aftermarket (IAM) for commercial vehicles, DT Spare Parts offers a complete range for trucks, trailers and buses. The range encompasses all required spare parts in guaranteed quality, including all… more...
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  • Ctrack’s Senior Manager receives honours at ICM Credit Executive of the Year Awards
    Dec 17, 2014 Press Releases

    Ctrack’s Senior Manager receives honours at ICM…

    Landi Young, a Senior Credit Manager at vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions company Ctrack, came second in the Institute of Credit Management’s (ICM) Credit Executive of the Year Awards. The award was presented at a prestigious gala… more...
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  • Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa
    Dec 17, 2014 Press Releases

    Enhance your customers’ experience this joyous…

    Tips to ensure consistent service quality during the holiday season The traditional mad holiday rush is upon us and businesses - especially those in retail – need to ensure that a high level of service delivery is maintained and that they are geared… more...
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  • UD Gemba Challenge Winners, BB Truck & Tractor Polokwane, proudly receives their award.
    Dec 11, 2014 Press Releases

    SA team wins international UD trucks aftermarket…

    A team from South Africa has won the first international UD Trucks Gemba Challenge Aftermarket competition in Japan. BB Truck and Tractor Polokwane took top honours out of 185 competing teams worldwide to become the 2014 UD Trucks Gemba Challenge… more...
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  • Port Elizabeth-based engineering firm, Afri-Coast Engineers in collaboration with Bidfreight Port Operations (BPO) launched the world’s first ever customised simulator training crane for stevedores. Afri-Coast Engineers, Darryl Jarvis and JP Mulder celebrated the launch with Carl Jurgens and Jimmy Prinsloo, BPO regional manager.
    Dec 11, 2014 Press Releases

    Afri-Coast at cutting edge of crane training…

    In a global first, Port Elizabeth-based engineering firm, Afri-Coast Engineers have pioneered the world’s first ever training crane for on-board ships, launched last week in the city’s harbour. Afri-Coast, collaborating with their client, Bidfreight… more...
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  • Growth still on the cards for SA truck market
    Dec 10, 2014 Press Releases

    Growth still on the cards for SA truck market

    The South African truck sales, coming from a very strong performance in October, were 5.15% down to 2 744 units in November. According to the latest combined results released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa… more...
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